A room full of green glass. Why? Simply put, it’s beautiful, interesting, and took time (and often a high cost) to collect. That’s why we loved photographing Carrollton High School spokesmodel Kendall Smith in this meaningful room– not only does she appreciate its beauty and value, but she also works hard to “collect” the things that matter to her: character building and future success, so she can love and impact others for the better. Everyone who knows Kendall knows that she’s a hard worker, that academic achievement is a high priority for her, and that she’s also well-rounded in her accomplishments, from cheerleading to being a great big sister. The result? She has a beautiful, interesting, and valuable future ahead of her!! Balancing all that hard work with a fun-loving attitude and tons of laughs along the way, Kendall makes it easy for everyone to fall in love with her! No matter what academic, artistic, or athletic achievement lies in front of her, Kendall makes it clear that relationships, family, and friends are most important. That’s why we’re not surprised that this state-champion cheerleader and brilliant academic was also voted “Best Smile” at Carrollton High School! Kendall, we love your smile too, appreciate your hard work, and can’t wait to hear more about your amazing time coming up at the University of Alabama! Not only is your past filled with great achievements (and great friendships!), but your future will be too. Thank you for being such a wonderful and fun spokesmodel and for letting us get to know a very important and adorable person in your life (little sister Kyleigh)! See Kendall’s amazing images below and see what she has to say about her days at Carrollton High School and plans for the future!
Favorite senior year memory so far:
My favorite senior year memory so far would have to be getting to vote for the first time! My birthday was two days before the 2012 Election Day and being able to vote made me feel so grown up and patriotic!
Fav song, Bible verse, or quote this year:
Romans 8:26-28 “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” It’s easy to get wrapped in the stress and the worry of senior year and preparing for college and graduation– this verse was a constant reminder to trust in God’s will, His timing and His plan for my life.
Plans for next year:
In the fall of 2013, I will be attending the University of Alabama, participating in the Honors College and Majoring in Chemical and Biological Engineering on a Pre-Med Track.
What you hope your classmates will remember most about you:
I hope that my classmates will remember how much I love to smile, and how much I like to make others smile.
Advice for the class of 2014:
My advice for the class of 2014 would be just to take it all in. Even though your grades, test scores and getting into college are important, you don’t want to look back at your senior year and only remember all the schoolwork. Reach out to people, build relationships, be a friend to all– try to make a positive impact on the people and allow them to impact you as well. The memories you make will mean so much more than any grade on a report card.
How do you want to help change the world?
I want to help change the world through the field of medicine. My dream is to have a career in pharmaceutical research and development, making diagnosis more accurate and treatment more effective for neurological and psychological disorders such as depression, Tourette Syndrome and schizophrenia.